National food redistribution charity FareShare is calling for volunteers in 11 Tesco stores across Hull and Humber from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 December 2015 to help collect food donations for people in need this winter.
FareShare is working with Tesco and foodbank charity The Trussell Trust on the 7th Neighbourhood Food Collection – the biggest national food drive. The last collection in June 2015 collected enough food to make 3.6m meals.
All of the food donated will be delivered to FareShare’s Hull and Humber Regional Centre, which is run by the Goodwin Development Trust, before being redistributed to more than 105 charities and community organisations in the region that feed over 7,660 people each week.
The Tesco stores collecting on behalf of FareShare are:
- Barton Upon Humber
- Cleethorpes Extra
- Goole Boothferry Road
- Grimsby Extra
- Market Rasen
- Market Weighton
Clive Darnell, Manager of FareShare Hull and Humber, said: “Each volunteer can help us collect enough food for 500 meals in just three hours – and the more volunteers we have, the more food we can collect to help reach more people in need.
“It really is a fun and rewarding experience to be involved in one of the biggest food drives in the country and something that you can do with your family, friends and local community.”
To volunteer at the Neighbourhood Food Collection, find your closest store and register at www.fareshare.org.uk/food-collection-2015